The Alianza: Reassuring the Neighbors

Preoccupied with Viet Nam abroad and civil rights and the Great Society at home, Lyndon Johnson has said very little lately about Latin America. Last week, on the fourth anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, he made up for that lack. He told the ambassadors from 18 Latin American countries, assembled in the East Room of the White House, that the ten-year, $20 billion development program is near the top of his list. "This four years," said the President, "has been the greatest period of forward movement, progress and fruitful change that we have ever...

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